For our final project, So-Hee and I decided to create a collection of gifs that depict little snippets of technological scenarios that highlight certain fears we have with technology. While all the gifs capture some genuine fear we have with technology, some of the gifs appear to be more comically fantastically than others. We thought humor would be an interesting component in making these technological fears approachable and relatable but also instill an erie undertone of concern as well. We chose to encompass our gifs in a social media campaign called Creepy Technoloy that people can follow and spread online.
Our aim is to remind people that we sometimes forget to think about the implications that technology has. What does it mean that Facebook has our faceprint? What does it mean that uber is working on creating autonomous vehicles to replace drivers? As our Facebook “About” section states: “There are daunting facts about technology that creep up on us. These gif serve as reminders that we are not always aware of what kinds of things surround us. Are these fears rooted in legitimacy….or are they falsified fictions?” We hope that Creepy Technology will uproot the discussion that tends to be overlooked with technology.
The following are the social media platforms we have used to house our campaign Creepy Technology:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creepytechnology/timeline?ref=page_internal
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Creepy_Tech?lang=en
Twitter username: Creepy_Tech
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/creepytechnology/
Instagram username: creepytechnology
- hastags: #creepytech, #techfears
We created a fake buzzfeed article to demonstrate the collection of our gifs: